Specifications are still being finalized, but the devices are likely
to sport curved OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays and
sensors that collect health data from blood glucose and calorie
consumption to sleep activity, the Japanese news service cited
industry sources as saying.
The industry has long expected Apple to unveil some sort of
smartwatch, following the release of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy
Wall Street is hoping to see a new Apple product this year to
galvanize the former stock market darling's share price and end a
years-long drought of ground-breaking devices. CEO Tim Cook has
promised "new product categories" in 2014.
Apple declined to comment.
(Reporting by San Francisco newsroom. Editing by Andre Grenon)
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